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BWW Review: DOUBT at Theater 294 BWW Review: DOUBT at Theater 294
by Jaime Zahl - April 24, 2017

Over the next few weekends, Long Island theatregoers will have the opportunity to see 'Doubt' in action at the newly renovated Theater 294 in East Farmingdale... (more...)
Summer Stages: Jaime's Long Island Spring/Summer Picks Summer Stages: Jaime's Long Island Spring/Summer Picks
by Jaime Zahl - April 17, 2017

Spring is in full swing with summer just on the horizon, but that does not mean Long Island theatre goers are any less likely to relax indoors for a night of theatrical entertainment. This season in particular is filled with a plethora of theatrical productions to choose from, brought to you by the ... (more...)
BWW Review: GREASE at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre BWW Review: GREASE at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Jaime Zahl - April 10, 2017

The Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys have claimed their turf at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale through May 7 in a delightfully nostalgic production of "Grease."... (more...)
BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - March 14, 2017

You're a guest at the riotous wedding of Rebecca Steinberg and Brian Howard in Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts' fantastic musical production 'It Shoulda Been You.' Family squabble, friendly foolery, and shocking surprises are all present in this delightful show that revolves around a young ... (more...)
BWW Review: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG MOVIE PREMIERE at Cinema Arts Centre Huntington BWW Review: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG MOVIE PREMIERE at Cinema Arts Centre Huntington
by Anthony Hazzard - March 08, 2017

Before Broadway's 'Hamilton' composer Lin-Manuel Miranda was the name on everybody's lips, Stephen Sondheim dominated the title of leading composer and lyricist in the 1970's and 1980's. After having both critical and commercial success with the Broadway musicals 'Company,' 'Follies,' 'A Little Nigh... (more...)
BWW Review: COMPANY at StageLight Entertainment At The Bacca Arts Center in Lindenhurst, Long Island BWW Review: COMPANY at StageLight Entertainment At The Bacca Arts Center in Lindenhurst, Long Island
by Anthony Hazzard - March 08, 2017

Stephen Sondheim's Broadway smash 'Company' is alive and well at the BACCA Arts Center in Lindenhurst. Presented by StageLight Entertainment, this production of the 1970 musical is a smash hit! Performed with linear staging and in a very intimate setting, this smart production felt like it was bei... (more...)
BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS JR. at The Schools Of St.Mary Performing Arts Department And The St.Mary's Elementary School BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS JR. at The Schools Of St.Mary Performing Arts Department And The St.Mary's Elementary School
by Anthony Hazzard - March 06, 2017

There's nothing like an old fashioned Broadway musical and St. Mary's fantastic production of 'Guys and Dolls' presented by their performing arts department makes everything right with the world. This classic fable of gamblers, showgirls, sinners, and evangelists has been on Broadway four times but ... (more...)
BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the BroadHollow Theatre Company in Elmont BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the BroadHollow Theatre Company in Elmont
by Anthony Hazzard - March 06, 2017

'9 to 5' is Broadhollow at Elmont's latest musical and it is a hoot! Those familiar with the vintage movie and those currently in the working world will certainly enjoy this timeless tale of three secretaries getting revenge on their 'sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot' of a boss. Doll... (more...)
BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Anthony Hazzard - November 30, 2016

The holidays came early this year to the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale as they present the blissful Irving Berlin tuner 'White Christmas' through December 18. This cheerful old fashioned Broadway musical is based on the classic Paramount motion picture starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as song a... (more...)
BWW Review: BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION is 'the Vacation From Hell!' at Bare Bones Theater BWW Review: BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION is 'the Vacation From Hell!' at Bare Bones Theater
by Nicholas Pontolillo - November 14, 2016

Who would've thought serious topics like rape, dismemberment and molestation could be met with humor? All of these horrific acts occur in the hysterically angry Betty's Summer Vacation by Christopher Durang. The play begins with the arrival of Betty and Trudy arriving at their summer timeshare hop... (more...)
BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH WAYNE BRADY at Tilles Center At LIU Post 'The Improv can Improve' BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH WAYNE BRADY at Tilles Center At LIU Post 'The Improv can Improve'
by Nicholas Pontolillo - November 14, 2016

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BWW Review: Hampton Theatre Company's NOVEMBER BWW Review: Hampton Theatre Company's NOVEMBER
by Melissa Giordano - October 25, 2016

When you have a David Mamet play - in this case November billed as political satire - with a cartoon turkey on the cover of the playbill, then you know you are in for an evening full of laughter. This show, which premiered on Broadway in 2008, is being mounted by The Hampton Theatre Company at a per... (more...)
BWW Review: MONTY PYTHONS SPAMALOT at Noel S. Ruiz BWW Review: MONTY PYTHONS SPAMALOT at Noel S. Ruiz
by Anthony Hazzard - October 24, 2016

"Monty Python's Spamalot," the Tony Award winning Broadway musical comes to life at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre until November 5 in Oakdale, New York and it is spectacular! From the hysterical performances to the amazing sets and vibrant costumes, this production dazzles and shines!... (more...)
BWW Review: Osnes & Fontana Take Part in 'A Lovely Night' at the TILLES CENTER BWW Review: Osnes & Fontana Take Part in 'A Lovely Night' at the TILLES CENTER
by Nicholas Pontolillo - October 20, 2016

There is nothing like the resonating echo of instruments tuning on a stage. For me, this sound is a perfect indicator that a fantastic evening is about to occur. This definitely was the case Sunday night at the Tilles Center when I saw A Broadway Romance Starring Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and ... (more...)
BWW Review: SoLuna's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS BWW Review: SoLuna's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Melissa Giordano - October 19, 2016

A delightful Little Shop of Horrors is the latest offering from Long Island's SoLuna Studio. Based on the classic 1960 film, writer Howard Ashman pens - and writes the lyrics for - the theatre staple's heartfelt story and Alan Menken's music is a fun fusion of 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and Motown... (more...)
BWW Review: The Engeman's 1776 BWW Review: The Engeman's 1776
by Melissa Giordano - September 28, 2016

In seeing the Tony winning Sherman Edwards/Peter Stone musical 1776, we get an interesting account of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. It is actually uncanny - and kind of funny - how this story still resonates today; petty arguing amongst congress and how div... (more...)
BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE at Theatre Three BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE at Theatre Three
by Melissa Giordano - September 21, 2016

Omigod, you guys! Broadway's most fashionable lawyer is currently holding court at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, Long Island. Tony nominee Legally Blonde, The Musical, based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon movie, had an exciting opening weekend complete with a stellar cast and a very enthusiastic a... (more...)
BWW Review: AVENUE Q at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center BWW Review: AVENUE Q at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center
by Melissa Giordano - September 14, 2016

Particularly over the past several years, the Tony winning musical Avenue Q has become a favorite show of mine. It is emotional, hilarious, relatable, and an original American production utilizing the fascinating art of puppetry. Now running through October 1st at Long Island's Noel S. Ruiz Theatre ... (more...)
BWW Review: The Barebones Theatre Company's THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG BWW Review: The Barebones Theatre Company's THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG
by Melissa Giordano - August 24, 2016

It is such a pleasure seeing a play that isn't overly preachy. It makes attending the show feel like a TV sitcom from the 50's or 60's where they concentrate on the material and the actors and their performances and the audience is actually being entertained. This is exactly the case with the Barebo... (more...)
BWW Review: A 'Loverly' Showing of MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theatre BWW Review: A 'Loverly' Showing of MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - August 10, 2016

Long Island's Bay Street Theatre is closing out their historic 25th season electrifyingly with a dazzling production of the iconic Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe musical My Fair Lady. Directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, this incarnation is exquisitely reimagined and I am certain even the most d... (more...)
BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at CMPAC BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at CMPAC
by Melissa Giordano - August 03, 2016

Being there are many productions of the iconic musical West Side Story running at any one time, it is imperative that the cast be absolutely brilliant. Indeed, the company at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center does not disappoint under the outstanding direction of Martin Aviles, w... (more...)
BWW Review: The Gateway's Long Island Premiere Of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT BWW Review: The Gateway's Long Island Premiere Of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Melissa Giordano - July 27, 2016

The Gateway's exciting Long Island premiere of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert went off without a hitch this past weekend at The Patchogue Theatre. Running through August 6th, I really can't stress enough that this musical is incredibly enjoyable and the cast, directed by David Ruttura, is top-notch.... (more...)
BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Smithtown Performing Arts Centre BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Smithtown Performing Arts Centre
by Melissa Giordano - July 13, 2016

Of the many productions that will come and go of the Tony award winning musical Hairspray, the incarnation at the Smithtown Performing Arts Center is incredibly enjoyable. Running through August 28th under the excellent direction of Long Island theatre vet Jordan Hue, the talented cast will leave yo... (more...)
BWW Review: Bay Street's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO BWW Review: Bay Street's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by Melissa Giordano - July 07, 2016

The Bay Street Theatre's dazzling 25th season continues with a wonderful production of Alfred Uhry's enthralling Tony winning play The Last Night Of Ballyhoo. This thrilling show, running through July 24th, truly has something for everybody. It has laughter, drama, it is cerebral, and enlightens you... (more...)
BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at The Gateway BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - June 15, 2016

After a spectacular season kick-off Tony winning classic Anything Goes, the Gateway continues to dazzle with a rocking rendition of Tony nominee Million Dollar Quartet. On Broadway during the 2010/2011 season, this is the story of the historic jam session that included legends Elvis Presley, Johnny ... (more...)